Using Colour In The Bathroom

by Greg Dallamore

Long gone are the days of boring colour-free bathrooms. Break free of bland bathroom designs and neutral colour palettes and inject character into your home with fun pops of colour and tonal shades. Adding a bright hue can really lift the whole interior and bring it in line with the rest of your home décor. Or, if you prefer something a little more subtle, choose rich, warm metallics for a stunning on-trend aesthetic. 

Using colour in the bathroom

You do not have to stop with a single colour theme, some of the best bathrooms have 2 or 3 colour themes running through them with a couple of products tied together by their colours for coordination.

Fabulous Furniture 

A bathroom should be a place to relax and unwind in, without being surrounded by clutter and mess. Key to organising an efficient space is ensuring that you have enough storage space to tuck away unsightly bottles and toiletries in the bathroom. But furniture is not just about functional storage. Choosing the right colour of furniture for your theme can make it the focal point of your bathroom, nothing says wow like a vivid pink or blue vanity unit! Alternatively you can use certain shades to compliment other elements within the room, such as light wood finishes with white or green tiles and walls.

Natural Oak coloured bathroom furniture

Our Cape bathroom furniture collection is available in several colours to suit your bathroom theme. Our Jenson collection of bathroom vanity units is perfect for bringing colour into cloakrooms.

Beautiful Brassware

One of the most effective and easy ways to add colour into your bathroom is to incorporate brassware finishes that will add instant warmth and visual interest. 

Recently, black taps have been hugely popular and will always catch the eye, equally popular are warmer brassware colours such as gold, or brass tones. These different finishes can then be coordinated throughout your bathroom with the use of matching accessories, shower screens and toilet flush plates. Alternatively you can use different finishes to complement your brassware such as warm wood or natural stone with brass taps. Brushed brass is a surprisingly subtle alternative to the ever popular chrome finishes  – providing a luxurious finish to handles, accessories and brassware in the bathroom, this style hints at glamour and luxe while remaining tasteful when used cleverly.  

We have a great selection of black taps that can be combined with black showers, black accessories, black radiators and black bath fittings.

Brushed brass taps, showers and accessories

Statement Showers

Your shower enclosure might not be the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to bringing colour into your bathroom, but it will have a significant effect on the final look. In today’s modern world, there is a huge range of enclosures available in a variety of colours, and they should all offer a practical solution without compromising on style. Black finishes are an increasingly popular option for enclosures, as it provides the opportunity to create a truly unified look throughout the bathroom. Creating striking lines and statement features, a matt black shower enclosure is a clever way to add a touch of contemporary elegance to the home.  

Equally if you are having a shower over a bath, a black framed bath screen is another great way of adding colour interest into your bathroom. Finally don't forget the shower tray. These do not have to be white, there are lots of options for shower trays that blend with the rest of your room such as black or grey slate finish shower trays.

Black shower screen

Wonderful Walls

It goes without saying that your choice of tiles, paint and even wall paper are all fantastic ways to incorporate colour into your design. If you have opted for bright furniture or sanitaryware you may wish to consider lighter or white shades, but brightly coloured walls and floors can work just as well, if not better. Pink, blue and green colour schemes are all hugely popular right now and will all go well with different colours of taps or furniture.

Pink tiled bathroom

We hope this post has helped you to consider the different ways that you might bring colour into your bathroom. If you are looking to add a touch of personality and inject some fun into your interiors, we would love to hear how you are getting on.